The official mobile game of “The Book of Life” has been released on iOS, a week ahead of the movie’s theatrical premiere.
Directed by Jorge Gutierrez (Nickelodeon’s “El Tigre”) and co-produced by Guillermo del Tero (“Pan’s Labyrinth), “The Book of Life” is a visually stunning 3-D computer-animated adventure comedy film inspired by Mexican pop and folk culture, particularly the Day of the Dead.
The movie’s iOS tie-in game, called Book of Life: Sugar Smash, is pretty much a “Book of Life”-themed version of Candy Crush Saga by King, except it’s developed by Cookie Jam and Panda Jam creator SGN. In the game, you have to match three or more candies to help the film’s main characters on their “life-and-death” journey:
Help Manolo, Maria, and Joaquin collect an assortment of delicious treats and beautiful charms as they prepare for an epic fiesta! Travel through amazing worlds like the colorful Land of the Remembered and the enchanting Land of the Living!
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In Book of Life: Sugar Smash, as in Candy Crush Saga, you can unlock various power-ups and connect to Facebook to exchange extra lives and special lives with friends.
The game features the voices of Diego Luna as Manolo, Zoe Saldana as Maria, and Channing Tatum as Joaquin, along with other vocal talents from “The Book of Life,” including Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, and Ice Cube.
“The Book of Life” is scheduled to open in theaters on Friday, Oct. 17.
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